David Ross Education Trust

Broadening Horizons


The David Ross Education Trust currently has over 30 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar and special schools. More schools are in the process of converting to academy status to join the Trust, and we opened our first free school in September 2014.

DRET operates regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so that they can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other.

Thomas Middlecott Academy

Thomas Middlecott Academy is committed to providing an environment which encourages all students to maximise their potential. The academy values the individuality of every child and acknowledges the importance of helping every student recognise the spectrum of their own capabilities.

Through personalised approaches and targeted learning Thomas Middlecott Academy strives for every student to achieve their potential. 

Welton CE Academy

Welton CE Academy, near Daventry in Northamptonshire, formally joined the David Ross Education Trust in the autumn of 2012. Described by OFSTED as an ‘outstanding school’, the Governing Body initially explored the idea of converting to academy status because they wanted to "offer even more opportunities to our pupils, better rewards for our staff, and more chance to enhance the school’s future”. The school has consistently achieved genuinely remarkable SATs results, in both Key Stages 1 and 2.

Wold Academy

Wold Academy, Hull, is the Trust's largest primary academy with nearly 600 pupils.

Wold is acknowledged by Ofsted as a school which prides itself on the support and safety which its students are offered. The Academy recognises that an excellent school should offer effective teaching as well as a nurturing of its pupils to become kind, respectful individuals that are ready for whatever challenges await in their future.


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